The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 5 12 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs citing Java 524 321 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.43% 8.60% 5.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.58% 27.04% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 221 94
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £594 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.87% +21.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1324 1187 936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.92% 31.79% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 769 546
Median daily rate £385 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £31.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £46.09 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 210 £413 -5.71% 31
Manchester +18 201 £413 +2.99% 119
Lancashire +5 64 £370 -5.12% 20
Merseyside +20 34 £385 -9.41% 6
Cumbria +1 1 - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Java.

1 526 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (33.60%) JavaScript
3 257 (25.70%) Oracle
4 253 (25.30%) TDD
5 240 (24.00%) Linux
6 226 (22.60%) XML
7 220 (22.00%) Web Services
8 211 (21.10%) HTML
9 206 (20.60%) Finance
10 195 (19.50%) Spring
11 187 (18.70%) SQL
12 176 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
13 171 (17.10%) CSS
14 170 (17.00%) Scrum
15 147 (14.70%) REST
16 134 (13.40%) J2EE
17 126 (12.60%) Banking
18 118 (11.80%) JBoss
19 114 (11.40%) SOAP
20 111 (11.10%) JSON
21 110 (11.00%) HTML5
21 110 (11.00%) Software Engineering
22 105 (10.50%) RESTful
22 105 (10.50%) Jenkins
23 104 (10.40%) BDD
24 101 (10.10%) IBM
25 98 (9.80%) HTTP
26 95 (9.50%) JIRA
27 94 (9.40%) Git (software)
28 91 (9.10%) SOA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 118 (11.80%) JBoss
2 80 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 78 (7.80%) WebSphere
4 70 (7.00%) Apache
5 36 (3.60%) Tuxedo
6 35 (3.50%) WebLogic
7 28 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 23 (2.30%) Node.js
9 16 (1.60%) Confluence
9 16 (1.60%) GeoServer
9 16 (1.60%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.40%) ATG Dynamo
10 14 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
10 14 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 13 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 11 (1.10%) CICS
13 10 (1.00%) IIS
14 8 (0.80%) iPlanet
15 7 (0.70%) NetWeaver
16 6 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.60%) MS Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.70%) SAP MDM
1 7 (0.70%) SAP SRM
2 5 (0.50%) BASE24
2 5 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.30%) Magento
3 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) Infor LN
5 1 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (2.10%) IaaS
4 17 (1.70%) Amazon S3
4 17 (1.70%) GitHub
5 14 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 11 (1.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 10 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.70%) Veeva
9 4 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.40%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.40%) Route 53
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (9.80%) HTTP
2 50 (5.00%) Internet
3 45 (4.50%) Network Security
4 10 (1.00%) DNS
4 10 (1.00%) SSL
5 8 (0.80%) LDAP
6 6 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.50%) ATM
8 3 (0.30%) Firewall
8 3 (0.30%) OpenVPN
8 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.20%) DHCP
9 2 (0.20%) FTP
9 2 (0.20%) IPsec
9 2 (0.20%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.20%) SSH
9 2 (0.20%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.10%) Intranet
10 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.30%) MySQL
2 67 (6.70%) Oracle Database
3 61 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (5.90%) SQL Server
5 58 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 55 (5.50%) NoSQL
7 38 (3.80%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.10%) DB2
9 30 (3.00%) Big Data
10 26 (2.60%) Hadoop
11 24 (2.40%) RDBMS
12 21 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.70%) GIS
13 17 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (1.60%) OLAP
14 16 (1.60%) OLAP Cube
15 15 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (1.30%) Neo4j
17 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (1.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 105 (10.50%) Jenkins
2 95 (9.50%) JIRA
3 94 (9.40%) Git (software)
4 76 (7.60%) Selenium
5 62 (6.20%) JUnit
6 55 (5.50%) Maven
7 49 (4.90%) Subversion
8 43 (4.30%) Cucumber
9 30 (3.00%) Talend Open Studio
10 29 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 26 (2.60%) Gradle
12 24 (2.40%) Ant
13 23 (2.30%) WebDriver
14 16 (1.60%) SpecFlow
15 15 (1.50%) TestComplete
16 14 (1.40%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.40%) Mercurial
17 13 (1.30%) Mockito
18 11 (1.10%) ClearCase
18 11 (1.10%) ERwin
General
1 206 (20.60%) Finance
2 126 (12.60%) Banking
3 25 (2.50%) Retail
4 15 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 13 (1.30%) Games
6 12 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 12 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.10%) Billing
8 9 (0.90%) Local Government
9 7 (0.70%) Legal
9 7 (0.70%) Marketing
10 6 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.50%) Electronics
11 5 (0.50%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) International Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.10%) German Language
13 1 (0.10%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 584 (58.40%) Developer
2 379 (37.90%) Java Developer
3 124 (12.40%) Architect
4 96 (9.60%) Senior Developer
5 70 (7.00%) Analyst
5 70 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 54 (5.40%) Technical Architect
7 53 (5.30%) Agile Developer
8 51 (5.10%) Consultant
9 48 (4.80%) Agile Java Developer
10 42 (4.20%) Java Architect
11 39 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
12 30 (3.00%) Scala Developer
13 29 (2.90%) HTML Developer
14 25 (2.50%) Java Engineer
14 25 (2.50%) Technical Leader
15 24 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
15 24 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 24 (2.40%) Software Developer
16 23 (2.30%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (22.60%) XML
2 220 (22.00%) Web Services
3 211 (21.10%) HTML
4 195 (19.50%) Spring
5 171 (17.10%) CSS
6 147 (14.70%) REST
7 134 (13.40%) J2EE
8 114 (11.40%) SOAP
9 111 (11.10%) JSON
10 110 (11.00%) HTML5
11 105 (10.50%) RESTful
12 88 (8.80%) Middleware
13 86 (8.60%) .NET
14 84 (8.40%) AngularJS
15 83 (8.30%) Hibernate
16 71 (7.10%) JDBC
17 69 (6.90%) JSP
18 63 (6.30%) CSS3
19 60 (6.00%) jQuery
20 46 (4.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.50%) Digital Media
3 32 (3.20%) User Experience
4 29 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 29 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 26 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.50%) Clustering
7 19 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.80%) Data Integration
8 18 (1.80%) Online Banking
9 15 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
10 14 (1.40%) PMI
10 14 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.30%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.00%) iPad
13 9 (0.90%) IVR
13 9 (0.90%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.70%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.60%) MHEG
15 6 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 240 (24.00%) Linux
2 72 (7.20%) Unix
3 71 (7.10%) Windows
4 31 (3.10%) Android
5 30 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.50%) AIX
8 13 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.00%) VME
9 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.30%) Solaris
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.30%) zOS
12 2 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (25.30%) TDD
3 176 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
4 170 (17.00%) Scrum
5 110 (11.00%) Software Engineering
6 104 (10.40%) BDD
7 91 (9.10%) SOA
8 90 (9.00%) Web Development
9 85 (8.50%) E-Commerce
9 85 (8.50%) Open Source
10 78 (7.80%) DevOps
11 72 (7.20%) OO
12 65 (6.50%) MVC
13 63 (6.30%) High Availability
14 61 (6.10%) CRM
15 60 (6.00%) Waterfall
16 57 (5.70%) SDLC
17 50 (5.00%) ERP
18 46 (4.60%) Microservices
19 44 (4.40%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 336 (33.60%) JavaScript
2 187 (18.70%) SQL
3 75 (7.50%) Python
4 67 (6.70%) PL/SQL
5 66 (6.60%) PHP
6 62 (6.20%) Scala
7 58 (5.80%) Ruby
8 55 (5.50%) C#
9 53 (5.30%) C
10 52 (5.20%) COBOL
11 43 (4.30%) Bash Shell
12 41 (4.10%) C++
13 29 (2.90%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.20%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.70%) VB
16 15 (1.50%) Groovy
17 11 (1.10%) Clojure
17 11 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.80%) Assembly Language
18 8 (0.80%) Go
Qualifications
1 68 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 55 (5.50%) Degree
3 28 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (1.40%) BC Cleared
5 14 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.80%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.80%) ISEB
8 7 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (0.60%) MCITP
9 6 (0.60%) MCTS
9 6 (0.60%) RHCE
10 5 (0.50%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.20%) HND
11 2 (0.20%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.20%) PhD
12 1 (0.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.40%) QA
2 18 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.20%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) SLA
7 2 (0.20%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.10%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (2.30%) Docker
2 13 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.60%) UAG
6 5 (0.50%) HDFS
7 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.30%) vSphere
8 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.20%) Squid
8 2 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.10%) RACF
9 1 (0.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 49 (4.90%) Puppet
2 44 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.80%) CA Wily
3 8 (0.80%) StatsD
4 7 (0.70%) Ansible
5 6 (0.60%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.50%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.40%) Mesos
7 4 (0.40%) Rundeck
7 4 (0.40%) SCCM
8 3 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.30%) Nagios
8 3 (0.30%) Nessus
8 3 (0.30%) Oozie
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 257 (25.70%) Oracle
2 101 (10.10%) IBM
3 49 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 30 (3.00%) Red Hat
4 30 (3.00%) Talend
4 30 (3.00%) VMware
5 23 (2.30%) SAP
6 21 (2.10%) HP
7 18 (1.80%) ATG
7 18 (1.80%) Micro Focus
7 18 (1.80%) Vertica
8 17 (1.70%) Google
9 16 (1.60%) SaltStack
10 14 (1.40%) ESRI
10 14 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.30%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.20%) hybris
13 11 (1.10%) Citrix
13 11 (1.10%) Endeca
13 11 (1.10%) Sun
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